Among the many reasons for raising your own milk at home is the expected cost savings. I see remarks in various goat groups about how much more home raised goat milk is costing people, so this article is an attempt to break down the costs of raising your own goat milk to see where the money goes, which allows us all to make educated decisions on how to better manage our goats from a cost perspective.
I wrote an in-depth breakdown of our personal costs to raise goats. The end result is that we need to sell about $480 worth of kids per doe per year to break even. This includes total operating costs, such as labor, farm insurance, fencing, feeds, etc. Rats! There go my dreams of being a professional goat breeder! 😀
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